SIA Woodburning Stoves Supplier and Installers in Somerset
Burning wood produces particulate matter (PM) but the amount produced depends on how the wood is burnt. Independent research conducted by Kiwa Gastec on behalf of the SIA has shown that SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves can reduce particulate emissions by 90% compared to an open fire and 80% compared to an old stove.
Ecodesign is the European-wide programme to lower emissions. It is due to come into force for stoves in the UK in 2022.
SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves will meet the Ecodesign requirements and are available now. The PM emissions limit for Ecodesign is 55% lower than for Defra exempt stoves.
Ecodesign Ready stoves are also very efficient; 4% more efficient than required under current regulations. The chart above illustrates the improvement in efficiency compared to a stove manufactured 10 years ago, typically 65%, and an open fire with an efficiency of 30%.
To qualify for the SIA Ecodesign label a stove must have been independently tested by an approved test lab and met the emissions and minimum efficiency criteria for Ecodesign. The test results must be verified by HETAS. The stove will then be listed on the HETAS web site. As it is an SIA sponsored label, it can only
be applied to SIA member stoves.